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This morning, Congressman John Lewis sent the following message to the White House email list, reflecting on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and highlighting the barriers to the vote that are still present today.
Tune in at 2 p.m. ET today as President Obama leads a conversation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act — followed by a discussion featuring Congressman John Lewis and Melissa Harris-Perry.
And if you didn't get the email, sign up for email updates here.
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium.Read More
Running a nonprofit takes passion dedication, and a big heart. Whether you’re working to save endangered animals, slow climate change, or help your neighborhood prosper, it’s easy to let your...Read More
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Iran nuclear agreement at American University in Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Yesterday, President Obama spoke on the Iran deal at American University's School of International Service.Read More
One year ago, the Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum. This forum brought together leaders from more than 45 Sub-Saharan and North African nations to discuss regional economic, political and development issues, with the aim of forging deeper transatlantic ties and showcasing a new kind of partnership rooted in these shared interests.
For small businesses that are new to federal funding, the process can at first appear overwhelming—there are new registrations required from multiple sources, the funding solicitations are very...Read More
Guest blog post by Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director for the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The loss of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion has dominated recent news coverage. What has received less attention is that five elephants were killed in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya as well last week.
These incidents raise the question of how to best protect treasured wildlife. Poaching is a global problem and a focused effort is required to combat it, even when it's not in the headlines. And that's what we're committed to do.
In a packed room of excited students and their proud mentors, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews addressed a group of high school students who successfully completed their Urban Alliance (UA) internships throughout Virginia. He spoke about his own introduction to the working world as a young man in Syracuse, N.Y., and the powerful lessons he learned from that experience. Andrews stated, “It is not where you start—it is where you finish.”
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a clear message to tribal leaders and youth in Michigan last week: keeping Indian Country “Open for Business” is a high priority for the Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration.
During her visit to the Upper Peninsula, Secretary Pritzker met with local Native American leaders and students to discuss how government can best empower tribes to chart their own economic futures.